It’s Official: The United States Is Now A Banana Republic

Monday, November 25, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Mon, 11/25/2019

In some ways, we sympathize with Neel Kashkari’s concern about the unprecedented wealth inequality that has emerged in the US in recent years and which has resulted in a slow, methodical and relentless destruction of the US middle class … or rather make that precedented because there was another time when the top 0.1% had amassed as much wealth and it was just before the Great Depression.

After all, who hasn’t seen charts such as these showing the tremendous divergence in income earned by America’s Top 1% at the expense of the middle and lower classes:

Or that the top 10% now own 70% of all the US wealth, the same as the middle and lower classes combined…

… up 10% from the 60% of wealth they controlled at the start of the century.

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